Become a Minister

Unity offers practical, spiritual teachings that empower abundant and meaningful living. We believe in making a positive difference in the world.


Are you called to serve in Unity by:
- Helping people discover and live their purpose and potential through a greater awareness of God?
- Inspiring others through your positive example of prayer and leadership?
- Providing practical teachings to help people live healthy prosperous lives?
- Leading communities of like-minded people on this positive path for spiritual living?


If your answer to these questions is yes, we invite you to further explore becoming a credentialed Unity leader through the Unity ordination path. Ordination as a Unity minister is granted by Unity Worldwide Ministries (aka the Association of Unity Churches International.)

Different Paths to Become a Unity Minister

  • Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute's Ministrial and Religious Studies program (M&RS) is our primary path for ordination. For more information about applying to this path, see the admissions and application process.
  • Field Licensing Program - If you are employed in a leadership position in a Unity ministry, you may qualify to apply for the Field Licensing Program (FLP) ordination path. For more information, read the Field Licensing Handbook and then contact the Unity Worldwide Ministries Credentialing Coordinator, Rev. Lynn O'Dell at or  816.434.6843.
  • Unity Urban Ministerial School - If you are interested in Urban Ministry, the Unity Urban Ministerial School is located in Detroit, Michigan, and offers both residential and online classes.
  • International Ministerial Program - For studies outside of the continental United States, you can find information about the International Ministerial Program here.


Helpful Resources

Schedules and Fees for Unity Ministry Ordination paths.
Schedule for Field Licensing Intensives through 2020 included in the Field Licensing Handbook

Restoration Policy for Ministers